Corbett Report confronts Canadian member of Bohemian Grove

James Corbett
The Corbett Report

14 May, 2008

Dr. Barry Cooper—a professor of political science at the University of Calgary and mentor of Stephen Harper—joined The Corbett Report yesterday to talk about free speech, Leo Strauss, and his membership in an elite secret society known as The Bohemian Club. The Bohemian Club hosts an annual summer camp in a redwood grove in northern California each year. The membership roster of the club reads like a who's who of political, commercial and academic elite, including the likes of David Rockefeller, Henry Kissinger and George H.W. Bush.

Find out more about the Bohemian Club and hear an excerpt from Dr. Cooper's recent appearance on The Corbett Report by watching the video below:

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The Bohemian Club's summer encampment, known as the Bohemian Grove, is notable not only for the elite politicians, captains of industry and media moguls who attend it, but for the fact that it demands a strict code of secrecy from its members, thus ensuring a near-total media blackout on the bizarre occult activities which take place there. As Dr. Cooper himself stated when he was asked about his membership at the Grove, "It's a social club and it's one of the attributes of it that we don't talk about it."

The veil of secrecy was lifted in 2000 by documentary filmmaker Alex Jones, who became the first person to sneak out hidden camera footage of the Grove and the Cremation of Care ritual, a mock human sacrifice that has been attended through the years by the likes of Richard Nixon, Ronald Reagan, Henry Kissinger, Walter Cronkite and other political, academic and media luminaries. The results of Alex Jones' incredible penetration of the Grove can be seen in his movie Dark Secrets: Inside Bohemian Grove.

When Dr. Cooper was pressed to provide more information on the Grove, he quickly devolved into monosyllabic responses, but he did indicate that he had not participated in the mock human sacrifice which officially opens the annual festivities (the so-called Cremation of Care ritual), and that he had not invited Stephen Harper to the Grove. When asked if he had heard of Alex Jones or his documentary revealing the Grove's secrets, he indicated that he had not. He also indicated that he would convey a message to David Rockefeller and Henry Kissinger that the people are rising to stand against the New World Order.

The Corbett Report encourages others to contact Grove members about their participation in the secret society by getting a partial members list available on

Those who are interested about the Grove can find out more by subscribing to The Corbett Report podcast. This Sunday's edition of the podcast promises to delve deeper into the Grove and its membership by examining rare audio clips and source documents.